installing FreeBSD 8.4 in bhyve
grehan at freebsd.org
Thu Apr 10 19:07:29 UTC 2014
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 8.4 in bhyve, but running into some issues.
> Sysinstall doesn't seem to like the disk. In the partition editor, I get:
> Disk name: vtbd1 FDISK Partition Editor
> DISK Geometry: 0 cyls/0 heads/0 sectors = 0 sectors (0MB)
> Offset Size(ST) End Name PType Desc Subtype Flags
> 0 209715200 209715199 - 12 unused 0
> Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
The bhyve virtio-block backend doesn't report c/h/s geometry, which is
required by the 8.4 installer. You can work around this by using the 'G'
command to enter a fake geometry that will give the size of the device.
> This is using the 8.4 Release disc1 iso on
> 11-CURRENT r264056. I'm using virtio-blk for both the cd and hd. Should this be
Not cleanly :( I have an 8.4/i386 disk image so I managed to get
through it at one point: can't remember what the workarounds were
though. Think I did a network install with the minimal ISO.
More information about the freebsd-virtualization